Welcome back to Day 2 of full reveals of the Greetery Love Letters Collection! I absolutely love everything in Day 1, but I think I may love everything in Day 2 even more! Today I will be sharing with you projects created with Sketchbook Roses, Written in Ribbons, and the BotaniCuts Rose.
Okay, I’m so obsessed with this stamp set called Sketchbook Roses! It is very artsy, I love the rough sketch feel, and it is SO easy to work with. Everything you see here is stamped, but it totally looks like I colored the images in, but I didn’t! Isn’t that incredible?
Let me break down my ink colors for you as I know many of you carry the inks I love to use. These bright colored roses were stamped with Altenew inks, and I used Coral Berry and Ruby Red for the pinks, Pumpkin Pie and Yellow Ochre for the yellows, and Forest Glades and Evergreen for the greens. The lined image is in black and I then die cut the floral arrangement with its coordinating dies.
I die cut the larger size of the Postal Frames, masked off the edges with some post-it tape, and ink blended it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen distress oxide inks. With the masks in place, I simply stamped the floral sketch stemming from the corners in Tea Dye distress oxide ink. I adhered this against a kraft A2 sized base.
My colorful stamped floral die cut was primarily adhered from the top right corner. After trimming off any parts hanging off the edge, I then used those extras in the bottom left corner. The sentiment comes from the set called Written in Ribbons. The ribbon was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Yellow Ochre (same yellows are the flowers), die cut, and addded to the center with foam tape.
This next card is a clean and simple card with the BotaniCuts Rose and Written in Ribbons stamp set. I started by building my die cut rose using the BotaniCuts Rose. I used Altenew’s Gradient Cardstock Red Cosmos for this, and also ink blended some of the petals with Worn Lipstick distress oxide and white pigment ink to add variation and cohesive colors across the petals. For the petals, I actually grabbed two somewhat related greens from my scrap pile and blended it with Pine Needles distress oxide to bring those two colors together. I’m always a fan for using leftover scraps!
I stamped the large hello Written in Ribbon in Frosty Pink, Coral Berry and Ruby Red and die cut it out. I then heat embossed the second part of the sentiment ‘just a note to say’ in white on black card stock and trimmed it down to a thin strip. I snipped the strip between ‘just’ and ‘a’ so I can tuck it behind the ribbon.
The background was simple and I used the Windowpane Plaid background in black on white card stock. I added a few black paint splatters for interest then adhered my rose, the ribbon hello, and my sentiment strip right in the center with foam tape.
I saved my favorite for last! This card only uses the Sketchbook Roses set. Once again, the bulk of the colors were done through stamping with the exception of the blue flower’s center. I scribbled in some yellow with a marker (and yes I recommend scribbling quickly because we’re being sketchy here!). The outline was stamped in black and the flowers and leaves were stamped in the following inks: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Pumpkin Pie, Yellow Ochre, Forest Glades and Evergreen.
This sentiment is also part of the Sketchbook Roses stamp set. I stamped the top sentiment in black, and the ‘beautiful’ in Teal Cave to match the flowers. Next, I cut all my two flower die cuts in half first and started arranging them to create a frame. Any extras pieces trimmed off can be used to add to any vacant spaces as you assemble it all together. I varied the use of liquid adhesive and foam tape for interest and dimension, and finished the card off with a gentle splatter of black watercolor paint.
Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the blogs from the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration. Tomorrow is the big day! The release will be live in shop at The Greetery at 10am EST. Enjoy!